A nice autumnal day and a visit to Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve in East London. This is a complex of reservoirs, which although still functional are maintained as a nature reserve and open space.

There were the usual selection of bird species present and a couple of Migrant Hawker dragonflies. but even though we didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, it was a lovely walk in the autumn sun.

Cirl Buntings

Posted: October 20, 2020 in Birds, Natural History
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Some more pictures from the archive. This time of some Cirl Buntings, a rare UK bird once only found at one site in South Devon. Thanks to wintering feeding there is now an expanding population in the SW. These photos were taken on a trip to Broadsands Bay.

Still searching through the archives, I came across these shots of a Black-Crowned Night Heron seen in Shrewsbury in 2017.

It’s a very grey morning here in London, so here are some pictures of Butterflies from the Butterfly house to brighten up the day

One of my jobs this week was to transfer all my photos (2007-19) off the computer hard disk onto an archive disk to free up space. As is always the case when I do jobs like this I started looking at some of the shots I had taken in years gone by.

Here are some shots taken over the years of the Autumn colours in our garden

Fungi Time

Posted: October 6, 2020 in Natural History
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Sue and I were driving down a road in SE London when we noticed this wonderful fungi growing on a tree at the side of the road.

 

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Sunset reflections

Posted: September 29, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History
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What a glorious sunset

Through My Lens

On this night in 2018 Fraser Island treated us to a visiting dingo and a blazing sunset reflected in the wet sand.

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Went to Bough Beech Reservoir in Kent yesterday and was shocked to see how little water there was! The main reservoir was very low and the northern basin was totally devoid of water. Was this the result of the recent changes in wildlife management or was there some other reason for the change?

Another Birder told me he had recently visited Abberton Reservoir which is in Essex on the other side of the Thames and that was very low too. So it seems it is just a reflection of the dry summer we had. Let’s hope it rains soon to replenish supplies.